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Breakfast on the Farm

Saturday, June 17, 2017 - 8:30am to 12:00pm
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Make plans now to be part of this fun family event!  Enjoy a wholesome breakfast featuring Dad's Belgian Waffles, learn about modern agriculture practices, and tour the Dairy Center's 280-cow farm.  Parking available on-site.

NEW this year:

"Ask a Farmer" while waiting to eat

Bounce house, corn pool & photo booth

Donations accepted.


Breakfast on the Farm

Saturday, June 23, 2018 - 8:30am to 12:00pm
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Join the Northeast Iowa Dairy Foundation for the 9th annual Breakfast on the Farm Saturday, June 23, 2018 from 8:30a.m.- noon at Iowa's Dairy Center, Calmar, Iowa. We'll serve up a great wholesome breakfast and provide guided tram tours of the nationally-recognized Dairy Center. The kids will enjoy the chance to pet calves, plus families can visit several educational exhibits, milk a cow and see robots milk cows. Come join us and see how Iowa's Dairy Center is growing!

This year we will be serving up Dad's Belgian Waffles, sausage and of course delicious dairy products such as milk, cheese, yogurt and ice cream produced and processed right here in Northeast Iowa. Donations are accepted the day of and parking is available on-site.

Check out photos from the 2017 Breakfast on the farm here.


Dealing with a Changing Climate in Agriculture Webinar

Thursday, February 20, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:00pm
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A free webinar entitled, “Dealing with the Changing Climate in Agriculture: Issues in 2020 and Beyond” will be held Thursday, Feb. 20 from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m.

The program will discuss issues leading into the 2020 growing season and put that information into a larger context of what is happening with Midwest weather and climate long-term.

“Those who participate in the webinar will have an understanding of the current climate and/or weather issues and discover where to find resources to help with decision-making,” said Fred Hall, dairy specialist with ISU Extension and Outreach. “We are excited to have Dennis Todey, Director of the Midwest Climate Hub, leading the discussion.”

Todey is a native Iowan who holds a Bachelor of Science and doctorate in Meteorology and Agricultural Meteorology from Iowa State University, and his master’s degree from the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. He is well-known across the region as a speaker and media source on various climate issues and is the former president of the American Association of State Climatologists.

The webinar is free and open to the public thanks to sponsorship and coordination from the I-29 Moo University which is a consortium of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, University of Minnesota Extension, Nebraska Extension, North Dakota State University Extension Service and South Dakota State University Extension dairy specialists.

To register for the webinar, visit or contact Fred Hall at 712-737-4230 or